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Articles by Steve Clark

Oil Beetle Part 1

88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark snapped a photo of an unusual looking blue beetle at the WCVE studios and sent it to entomologist Dr. Art Evans for identification.

Photo: Oil beetle, Meloe campanicollis Pinto & Selander (Coleoptera: Meloidae).

Fecal Mimicry

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss a case of fecal mimicry involving a South African dung beetle and the nut-like seed of rush-like plant.

Photo: The antelope dung pellet (left) is the apparent model for the odiferous seeds of the South African restiad, Ceratocaryum argentum (middle). Looking and smelling like antelope dung, the plant’s seeds are dispersed and buried by the dung beetle, Epirinus flagellatus (right). Midgley et al. / Nature Plants 2015.

Medical Entomology Course Preparations

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans fills 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark in on some of the “behind the scenes” preparations for Art’s Medical & Veterinary Entomology Course. Thanks to Lakeside Animal Hospital, The Nit Fairies, and Dr. Dini Miller at Virginia Tech for all the tick, flea, head louse, and bed bug specimens!

Photo (top): Head louse, Pediculus humanus (Psocodea: Pediculidae). © 2015, Arthur V. Evans. All rights reserved.

Photo (bottom): Bed bug, Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae). © 2015, Arthur V. Evans. All rights reserved.